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Turkey buying guide | Waitrose & Partners

ABOUT OUR TURKEY
Everything you need to know about where our birds 
are reared through to buying, preparing
and cooking your Christmas turkey

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The life of our high welfare turkeys | Waitrose & Partners

THE LIFE OF OUR TURKEYS
We believe that the happier our turkeys are, the better quality meat they produce. All Waitrose & Partners turkeys are reared in ventilated houses that benefit from natural light in the day and restful darkness in bedding at night. 

Our birds have bales and perches to climb over with plenty of room to move around in their natural environment, which helps them grow strong and build healthier legs. We source all our turkeys from farms in England and Ireland. 

OUR FARMERS REAR A NUMBER OF
DIFFERENT TYPES OF TURKEYS, INCLUDING...

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WAITROSE & PARTNERS 
FREE RANGE TURKEYS

These white-feathered birds live outdoors from six weeks old onwards. They roam on grass with straw bales, trees and mixed scrub to scratch in, with at least one acre per thousand birds. The birds return to shelter houses at night with deep straw bedding or shavings for comfort and warmth.

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DRY-AGED BRONZE-FEATHERED
FREE RANGE TURKEYS

A slower-growing breed, these birds are reared using traditional farming methods and renowned for producing succulent, richly flavoured meat. The birds enjoy a cereal-based diet and roam freely in open pastures for their whole life. The turkey is dry-aged, maturing for a minimum of seven days for a richer, fuller taste. 

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WAITROSE DUCHY ORGANIC 
FREE RANGE BRONZE-
FEATHERED TURKEYS

A slow-growing, bronze-feathered breed renowned for their full flavour and succulence. These birds are reared on organic farms, eat an organic diet and roam freely in pastures and woodland.

Our animal welfare standards cover all of the bird’s life, from their housing to how they are transported. Our organic farms are independently inspected to meet strict turkey welfare requirements.

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Nick Coleman, Partner & assistant turkey buyer | Waitrose & Partners

"We work really closely with our turkey farmers, some of whom have been supplying us for 30 years, to produce the best quality birds for our customers' enjoyment. We make sure they work to our high welfare standards at every stage of the animal's life. That's because we believe it's the right thing to do by our turkeys and the farmers who rear them"

Nick Coleman, Partner
& Assistant Turkey Buyer

Order your Waitrose & Partners turkey by 15 December 2019. Book a slot now